Cranfield School of Management has been recognised for the high quality and standard of its apprenticeship provision by City and Guilds/Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) end-point assessment (EPA) award.

Cranfield’s high pass rate and number of distinctions were highlighted by City and Guilds as core reasons for awarding the ‘Excellence in EPA Delivery’ plaque, which was presented at an event on 3 November at the school. Cranfield’s apprentices have achieved first attempt pass rates of 98% and 100% success overall, with over 80% achieving merit or distinction.

Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Cranfield School of Management, Professor David Oglethorpe, said: “I’m incredibly proud of the students who have studied through Cranfield School of Management’s apprenticeships to date. My thanks and praise goes to the whole team here at Cranfield who have helped deliver this performance. Apprenticeship provision lies at the very heart of what we do as a School which is so close to practice, and this is a great accolade for everyone involved.”

Julie Rowlett, Higher Education Partnership Manager at City and Guilds/ILM said: “Congratulations to the team at Cranfield University. We are delighted to award this ILM Excellence in EPA plaque in recognition of the mark the quality of Cranfield’s apprenticeship provision. Over 90% of apprentices who have successfully completed End Point Assessment to date have achieved either a distinction or merit grade, many attaining the highest accolade possible. Well done to all involved and we look forward to many more apprentice success stories!”

Since the introduction of the apprenticeship levy, Cranfield School of Management has been one of the most significant Level 7 Senior Leader Apprenticeship providers in the UK. The School was recently ranked in the Financial Times’ top 10 UK universities for its Executive MBA, which can be part-funded by the apprenticeship levy, via the Senior Leader Apprenticeship standard.

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